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    Props to WSM (and casey67)

    A week or two ago I posted a WTB for some bottom pistons rings that I stupidly broke on the new WSM pistons for my SLTX rebuild. casey67 jumped up and sent me some spare OEM rings, but sadly they wouldn't fit the groove on the WSM pistons.


    I was about to fork over the $60 the original vendors wanted for two new ring kits when I got the brilliant idea to try contacting WSM to see if they could get me just the bottom rings.

    I sent them an e-mail and they replied last Thursday.

    I received two no charge ring kits in the mail today (Monday). That was two full kits - top and bottom rings.

    WSM just scored some major points in my book.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bgaidan View Post
    A week or two ago I posted a WTB for some bottom pistons rings that I stupidly broke on the new WSM pistons for my SLTX rebuild. casey67 jumped up and sent me some spare OEM rings, but sadly they wouldn't fit the groove on the WSM pistons.


    I was about to fork over the $60 the original vendors wanted for two new ring kits when I got the brilliant idea to try contacting WSM to see if they could get me just the bottom rings.

    I sent them an e-mail and they replied last Thursday.

    I received two no charge ring kits in the mail today.

    WSM just scored some major points in my book.
    good customer service goes a long way in my book as well, that's how you create customers for life

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgaidan View Post
    ... casey67 jumped up and sent me some spare OEM rings...
    Bravo Casey

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    That was very cool of them.

    I'm not positive on the domestics, but i thought WSM was exact reolacements of OEM parts?

    Did you try flipping the rings over by chance?

    On the Fujis, the rings are a keystone shape that will only go in one way CORRECTLY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgaidan View Post
    I sent them an e-mail and they replied last Thursday.

    I received two no charge ring kits in the mail today (Monday). That was two full kits - top and bottom rings.

    WSM just scored some major points in my book.
    That's awesome ! Very glad to see there are good company's out there. I guess the Polaris pay-it-forward is gaining some momentum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    That was very cool of them.

    I'm not positive on the domestics, but i thought WSM was exact reolacements of OEM parts?

    Did you try flipping the rings over by chance?

    On the Fujis, the rings are a keystone shape that will only go in one way CORRECTLY.
    No, they're definitely too big. With my cheap caliper, the stock rings measure about .30mm thicker than the WSM ones. (Yes, I did just try flipping them to make sure I'm not an even bigger idiot! )

    The replacements slipped right in....although they too have to be flipped on the right side or they go in kind of tight. I have a feeling this may be what was wrong the first time when I broke them. I think the machine shop may have installed them upside down as they seemed kind of tight to compress at the time.


    Quote Originally Posted by casey67 View Post
    That's awesome ! Very glad to see there are good company's out there. I guess the Polaris pay-it-forward is gaining some momentum.

    Seems like it. And I've been spreading the word about WSM on other sites.

    Thanks again!

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    do the rings not have the bevels on the ends to accept the position pin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    That was very cool of them.

    I'm not positive on the domestics, but i thought WSM was exact reolacements of OEM parts?

    Did you try flipping the rings over by chance?

    On the Fujis, the rings are a keystone shape that will only go in one way CORRECTLY.
    The bottom domestic rings appeared to measure flat,I'll check again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgaidan View Post
    No, they're definitely too big. With my cheap caliper, the stock rings measure about .30mm thicker than the WSM ones. (Yes, I did just try flipping them to make sure I'm not an even bigger idiot! )

    The replacements slipped right in....although they too have to be flipped on the right side or they go in kind of tight. I have a feeling this may be what was wrong the first time when I broke them. I think the machine shop may have installed them upside down as they seemed kind of tight to compress at the time.



    Interesting.......

    Read the description at the top.

    http://atlanticjetsports.com/piston_ring_-_polaris.htm

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